AMMAN: A Russian-led plan for “de-escalation zones” in Syria entered its third day on Monday, bringing a rare respite from violence for some residents of the four areas included in the deal, while others reported increased fighting.
How did 2016 compare with the other years of the Syrian war? Where is this war going? What has become of the opposition?
This graphic marks the latest installment of our Syria SITREP Map made possible through a partnership between the Institute for the Study of War and Syria Direct.
Nuha Shabaan visited Salama and talked to Marzouq about why camp leaders are more concerned than in previous years about the coming winter.
February 22, 2013 By Nuha Shabaan Abeer Youssef was a public-school teacher who was fired after being arrested for activism. […]
AMMAN: US-backed Syrian rebels are fighting with American ground forces against the Islamic State in Syria’s eastern desert, rebel commanders told Syria Direct, aiming to capture strategic points in Deir e-Zor province and “outmaneuver” pro-regime militia
For 24-year-old photojournalist Youssef Hommos, last Friday was likely his final chance to get out of his hometown in the besieged, starved and bombed-out rebel districts east […]
AMMAN: New Kurdish-language primary school curricula introduced by the PYD-led Kurdish authorities in northern Syria last month are generating controversy for being too ideological and “prioritizing a single view over all others.”
The former judge, who holds an international law degree from The Hague University of Applied Sciences, defected from the Assad government in 2012. Now in the Idlib town of Salqin, he helps the Syrian Civil Defense and other local organizations document hu